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Title: A telescope made with cylinders - I. Some analytical results
Authors: Balasubramanyam, R.
Keywords: instrumentation: miscellaneous
methods: analytical
Issue Date: Nov-2004
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing for the Royal Astronomical Society
Citation: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2004, Vol.354, Issue 4, p1189-1193.
Abstract: A novel optical design for a telescope, especially suited for constructing large telescopes at submillimetre to optical wavelengths, was proposed recently. In this paper, we present some analytical results related to such novel optics. We show that, for oblique incidence, the line focus of a parabolic cylinder merely shifts by the same angle in the opposite direction. We also derive the equation defining the shape of the mirror that converts a cylindrical wavefront to a spherical wavefront.
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ISSN: 0035-8711
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Copyright: 2004 Royal Astronomical Society
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